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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Courses for Aging Certifcate

Courses for Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies requires a minimum of 12 hours of credit hours. All core classes and many electives are available on-line in a flexible format.

*Click below for a listing of classes being offered.

Winter 2015

Spring 2015


Required Core Courses (9 hours):

GERO 501—Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging

GERO 503—Policy Foundations of Aging Services

GERO 505—Development & Change in Aging Programs


Elective Courses (3 hours) offered on-line and face to face.

*Contact Director of Center for Gerontology, Dr. Dana Burr Bradley at, for other courses that may be substituted as electives.  

GERO 510 Current Issues in Aging

GERO 581 Global Aging

GERO 590  Independent Study in Aging Studies

ADED 520 Methods for Teaching Adults

ADED 530 Program Development for Adults

ADED 611 Adult Learning and Development

CD 489G Geriatric Communication Disorders

HMD 585 Nutrition for the Elderly

HCA 540 Health Care Org & Management

HCA 541 Strategic Mgt & Marketing Health Services

HCA 571 Managed Care

NURS 503 Advanced Health Assessment

NURS 548 Primary Care: Adults

PH 443G Health and Aging

PH 444G Death Education 

PH 564 Women's Health

PHIL 426G Philosophy and Old Age

PSYS 423G Psychology of Adult Life and Aging


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 Last Modified 10/30/14